Now more than ever, cities are competing for talent...and the places with the best neighborhoods, arts and entertainment, walkable streets and engaged communities are winning. Created in 2009, MHCP COLAB focuses on making cities better by promoting these elements for municipal and private clients. 


Melissa Hege, AICP

Founder and Principal Melissa Hege is a certified planner with 22-years of experience practicing planning in South Florida and nationally. 


Matt Hege

Director of Communications and Public Relations with 22 years of experience in media relations, production and communications in South Florida, New York City and London. 



Miami Dade County:

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Goods + Services

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Local Developing Business (LDB)


State of Florida:

Woman Business Certification​

Florida Department of Transportation:

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)



Professional Associations


American Planning Association

Urban Land Institute

Florida Public Relations Association


Public Relations Society of America


Awards​ + Grants


Health Foundation of South Florida 2019, Little Havana Pedestrian Priority Zone Grant Recipient


Public Space Challenge Winner 2016 Miami Baywalk Pop-up​

Award of Excellence 2008, West Palm Beach Downtown Master Plan + Zoning, Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association